Amend the Legislative Retirement Allowances Act
Senate - 2nd Session - 11th Republican Parliament
WHEREAS Trinidad and Tobago is a signatory since 1970 to the 1958 ILO Convention C111, on discrimination in respect of Employment and Occupation;
AND WHEREAS the principle of the elimination of all forms of discrimination in the workplace is an established policy position of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago;
AND WHEREAS Senators without portfolio in the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago, perform all the functions of legislators in discharging their Parliamentary obligations;
BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislative Retirement Allowances Act Chapter 2.03, be amended to include all Senators within the definition of legislators;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Senate call upon the Government to present the required legislative amendment to the Parliament before the end of the Second Session (2016-2017).
(By Senator Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir)